Saturday, July 10, 2010

Welcome to JazzReggae Fest!

Why yes, I'm catching up on old blog posts... lol

Memorial Sunday was spent listening to music. Before I checked out Flight of the Conchords at the Bowl, I went to the UCLA JazzReggae Festival. The festival is held over two days at the Intermural Field on the UCLA campus - students get in free and the tickets are fairly reasonable $26/day for hours and hours of music. Headlining the Jazz or Hip Hop day were Raphael Saddiq and Q-Tip. Previous headliners have been The Roots, Lupe Fiasco, Eyrkah Badu, and Jill Scott - basically any of the "conscious hip hop heads"... Young Jeezy, need not apply.

It was hella hot, but nice to see so many folks out and about.

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UCLA doesn't typically look like this. lol

This old guy was busting a move.

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Lots of places to get food and stands to buy stuff. I ate a chicken patty. Yum.

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I caught Foreign Exchange on the stage. They were good. I really should have cropped these pictures, but I'm feeling lazy.

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Unfortunately I couldn't stay for any of the headlining performances. Shame. I love Bonita Applebum and Electric Relaxation.



The Reggae day featured Damian Marley and Nas who were performing songs off their recently released album "Distant Relatives".

One of my favorite songs from the duo is Road to Zion



Marley performed "Welcome to Jamrock" - a sure fire crowd pleaser and I overheard them doing their encore performance of Bob's "Could You Be Loved?" while walking Doggy Insom when I returned to UCLA the next day.



I really should have gotten tickets for the Reggae day of the festival. I'm sorry I missed this :(

I guess there's always next year!

8 comments:

weezermonkey said...

Old guy = awesome.

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amber said...

I remember going to that festival as a student. It was a lot of fun, particularly as it was freeeee! :)

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